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April 19, 1939 Annular Solar Eclipse

This eclipse was visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: Europe, North in Asia, North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

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This eclipse was visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)

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When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline

The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 24.2 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginApr 19 at 14:26:00Apr 19 at 9:26:00 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginApr 19 at 16:04:31Apr 19 at 11:04:31 am
Maximum EclipseApr 19 at 16:45:35Apr 19 at 11:45:35 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endApr 19 at 17:26:03Apr 19 at 12:26:03 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endApr 19 at 19:04:39Apr 19 at 2:04:39 pm

* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. Please note that the local times for Washington DC are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. See the actual times the eclipse is visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Apr 7, 1940

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Canada
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:53 am PST3:07 pm NST
Russia
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:30 am ANAT9:30 pm MSK
United States
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:33 am PST1:12 pm EST
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:55 pm WET6:39 pm WET
Austria
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:32 pm CET7:15 pm CET
Belarus
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:13 pm MSK6:32 pm CET
Belgium
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:28 pm WEST7:50 pm WEST
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:40 pm CET6:45 pm CET
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 pm CET6:55 pm CET
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:28 pm CET7:10 pm CET
Denmark
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:14 pm CET7:42 pm CET
Estonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:07 pm EET7:53 pm EET
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:01 pm WET6:59 pm WET
Finland
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:48 pm EET8:47 pm EET
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:30 pm WEST8:04 pm WEST
Germany
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 pm CET7:39 pm CET
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:05 pm AST3:49 pm WGT
Guernsey
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:33 pm BST8:04 pm BST
Hungary
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:31 pm CET6:48 pm CET
Iceland
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:44 pm IST5:56 pm IST
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:17 pm IST8:04 pm IST
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 pm BST8:04 pm BST
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:38 pm CET7:23 pm WEST
Jersey
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:35 pm BST8:04 pm BST
Latvia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:10 pm EET7:51 pm EET
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:38 pm CET7:15 pm CET
Lithuania
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:14 pm CET7:48 pm EET
Luxembourg
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:32 pm WEST7:35 pm WEST
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:31 am PST9:39 am MST
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:49 pm WEST7:17 pm WEST
Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 pm 7:48 pm WEST
Norway
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 pm CET8:00 pm CET
Poland
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:18 pm CET7:10 pm CET
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:01 pm WEST7:56 pm WEST
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:38 pm AST2:26 pm AST
San Marino
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:46 pm CET6:57 pm CET
Slovakia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 pm CET6:47 pm CET
Slovenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 pm CET6:57 pm CET
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:53 pm WEST8:00 pm WEST
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
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Sweden
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 pm CET7:52 pm CET
Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 pm CET7:27 pm WEST
Ukraine
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:22 pm MSK8:26 pm MSK
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 pm BST8:04 pm BST
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:52 pm CET6:54 pm CET
Åland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:07 pm EET8:08 pm EET

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.)

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse172,000,0009.96%
At least 10% partial115,000,0006.68%
At least 20% partial73,600,0004.26%
At least 30% partial29,200,0001.69%
At least 40% partial12,900,0000.75%
At least 50% partial6,020,0000.35%
At least 60% partial4,180,0000.24%
At least 70% partial525,0000.03%
At least 80% partial156,0000.009%
At least 90% partial105,0000.006%
Totality or annularity70,8000.004%

* The number of people refers to the resident population (as a round number) in areas where the eclipse is visible. timeanddate has calculated these numbers using raw population data provided by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. The raw data is based on population estimates from the year 2000 to 2020.

An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!

A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.

Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the first eclipse this season.

Second eclipse this season: May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse